I have a Chris Cox frame.
Might go the towtal route when I get around to changing though.
Hi Laurie,Can I ask what the "very bad experience" with Towtal was?? I'm sure, given their popularity re A frames, that it would be helpful for others to know. I for one have our Smart booked in with them for an A frame in a few weeks time and found their previous service fitting our towbar excellent. I would also prefer a neat appearance to the front lugs on the Smart and I gather that the Chris Cox A frames are not quite as refined in their appearance on the Toad itself. (Some people have referred to them as "Agricultural" in appearance.)
Hi Eric,Hi, We've had 2 chris cox a-frames the 1st on a citroen pluriel, the 2nd on peugeot partner same as berlingo. Chris does an excellent job, professional, knowledgable & very helpfull. I haven't read any bad reports about him.
Hi Doug, my sentiments entirely - the Smart, like the Pluriel, is a nice looking little car and we only tow it behind the motorhome at best even less than you do, so are keen not to disfigure it too much!! I was concerned about the comment re Towtal as the post stated that Towtal "did their best" but had still somehow failed. I have always found them really helpful and knowledgeable and even if for some reason, they weren't able to do something, I wonder why it was a "bad experience". Hopefully, the poster of that message will return to tell us!! One of the reasons I bought a trailer in the first instance wasn't just legality in Europe, but also the disfigured looks of the Toad with A frame fittings.......Hi Laurie,
I've got my Citroen booked in with Towtal later this month and I was a little worried about that comment as well. 'Twas me that described Chris' fitting on the car as being agricultural. We probably only tow the car for a couple of thousand miles a year. The rest of the time I want the car to look as standard as possible, for that I think Towtal is best.